365 + 1February 23rd, 2010 at 11:41
Well, we made it. I made it. The councillors said “don’t do anything for twelve months”. Well, I did stuff, but made it through anyway (or maybe because of). Anyway, we are here. It wasn’t as bad a day as I had feared….maybe because the last four weeks was so damned hard.
I spent the day at home mostly. I talked to a lot of people I love (including Bobbi- again, that conversation was a little one-sided). Then I went to the doctor’s office for a blood test. Just a scheduled check of kidney function. After that I went and got Ethan and we went to cub scouts and had a great time together. My kids, all of my kids, are my life-savers. We started building Pinewood Derby cars which the boys themselves designed. While there (at Casey and Jill Cooper’s house) they showed me a picture of Bobbi I’d never seen before! Here it is.
When I took Ethan home I talked with Kim and Sonexay for a long time, till nearly 10pm. Then I carried Ethan up to bed (little rascal fell asleep on the floor besides me) and went home. I was in bed by 11pm and up at 6am. It was a pretty normal night.
That’s it. The year is up. What now? Life goes on, it seems. I’m okay. With a lot of help I made it through this year. It did, as promised, get easier. Next year will be easier, and then the year after that… In the meantime I’ll keep “eating the elephant” (how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time). Thanks for “listening”. I’ll keep you posted.